|Ode To Gravity: Philip Levine & Steve Schick|
Poet Philip Levine and percussionist Steve Schick join forces for a live performance in the KPFA studio.
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Poetry; Spoken Word; Music; Percussion music
|Morning Concert: A Visit with Philip Corner|
In this program, recorded in May of 1979, New York composer Philip Corner is the guest of Charles Amirkhanian. He discusses his music in preparation for his appearance at the Exploratorium in San Francisco as part of the Speaking of Music series of lecture/performances. As a member of the faculty of Livingston College (Rutgers University), Corner continued his provocative, improvisation-oriented, music making based on highly original, open-ended, beautifully handwritten, performance notations wh...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert series; Music; Interview; Percussion music; Improvisation
|Performer's Choice: Program No. 5|
The fifth in KPFA’s Performer's Choice concert series, recorded in San Francisco, on January 4, 1964. The concert features works, several of which are first performances, by a selection of California based composers such as Peter Ford, John Chowning, Gordon Mumma, and Phil Windsor. Also included are more familiar works such as “Three Page Sonata,” for piano by the pioneering American composer Charles Ives, and the only work by a non-American composer, “Impromtu” by the Swede Folke Rabe...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Performer's Choice; Music; 20th Century Classical; New music; Chamber music; Percussion music
|Other Minds Festival: OM 17: Composer Fellowship Concert - Other Minds|
Other Minds introduces its second annual Composer Fellowship Program, as part of its continuing commitment to the promotion of New Music and young composers. This year’s Program focused on percussion music and featured seminal works by John Cage as well as compositions by four young and relatively unknown composers who were selected from a host of applicants, to meet and interact with the OM 17 composers during their residency program, and to have one of their works performed at this special c...
Keywords: OM 17; Other Minds Composer Fellowship; Other Minds Festival; Percussion music; New music
|Interview with Max Neuhaus|
John Corigliano, the music director of WBAI interviews percussionist Max Neuhaus about his work interpreting and performing Karlheinz Stockhausen's work Zyklus. Although Stockhausen originally intended the piece to be played spontaneously, most percussionist found that the range of instruments the piece called for, (twenty one) to be too unwieldy to make a spontaneous performance possible. However after consulting with Stockhausen and spending months practicing Neuhaus finally managed to perform...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; WBAI; Max Neuhaus; Interview; Music; New Music; Percussion music
|Percussion Music: From Lou Harrison’s collection of 78 rpm acetate records|
On this installment of Ode to Gravity, Charles Amirkhanian unearths rare gems from Lou Harrison’s personal record collection. Amirkhanian focuses on percussion music from the late 1930s and early 1940s, broadcasting selections by American composers Harrison, Henry Cowell, Johanna Beyer and William Russell. Many of these recordings were made live at one of John Cage’s famous percussion concerts, in 1939 at the Cornish School in Seattle...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Ode to Gravity Series; Lou Harrison; Percussion Music; New Music; acetate discs; 78rpm
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|The Music of Lou Harrison|
Recorded in August of 1968 this is a wonderful four part program in which American composer Lou Harrison presents a selection of his varied works, in roughly chronological order. The program begins with Harrison providing a brief biographical sketch of his life in which he describes being born in Oregon and how he then moved with his family to Northern California, and his subsequent self-identification as a San Francisco Bay Area composer...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music; Interview; Microtonal Music; 20th Century Classical; New Music; Percussion Music
|Other Minds Festival: OM 17: Panel Discussion & Concert 3 - Other Minds|
The third and final concert of the 17th Other Minds Festival of New Music (OM 17) began with a panel discussion with some of the composers and performers featured in the night’s concert, held on March 3 2012. Joining moderator Charles Amirkhanian were composers Tyshawn Sorey, Lotta Wennäkoski, John Kennedy and Ken Ueno, as well as video artist Johnny Dekam. Tyshawn Sorey talks about his very early interest in becoming a musician and how his style of playing has been influenced by his exposure...
Keywords: Other Minds Festival; OM 17; Music; Panel Discussion; Improvisation; New Music; Mixed Media; String Quartets; Percussion music
|Concerts by Composers: No. 08: Works by Nicolas Collins, Ron Kuivila, Daniel Goode, & Arthur Russell - Experimental Intermedia Foundation|
In the late 1970s and early 1980s the Experimental Intermedia Foundation held a series of exciting concerts of avant-garde and electro-acoustic music at Phill Niblock’s loft in the SoHo district of New York City. These concerts were then packaged into a series of hour-long radio programs entitled “Concerts by Composers” and distributed to interested radio stations around the United States. This eigth program in the series features music by Nicolas Collins, Ron Kuivila, Daniel Goode, & Arth...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Concerts by Composers; Music; Interview; Electronic music; Electro-Acoustic; Improvisation; New music; Computer music; Percussion music
|Morning Concert: An Interview with Philip Corner|
Charles Amirkhanian talks with one of New York City’s finest, composer Philip Corner, longtime stalwart of the avant-garde music and art scene in Lower Manhattan. Corner studied briefly with Olivier Messiaen in Paris in 1955, and in 1958 at the New School for Social Research he attended John Cage’s class which included such distinguished budding artists as Allan Kaprow, George Brecht, Dick Higgins, and others who would make their marks in the lively East Village scene of the 1960s...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert series; Interview; Music; Philip Corner; New music; Minimal music; Percussion music; Vocal music; Fluxus
|Other Minds Presents: Nancarrow at 100 - A Centennial Celebration (Panel 2 and Concert No. 3) - Other Minds|
This is the second panel discussion of “Nancarrow at 100: A Centennial Celebration” a three day festival of films and music celebrating the life and work of Conlon Nancarrow. The festival was produced by Other Minds in collaboration with Cal Performances, the U. C. Berkeley Art Museum and the Pacific Film Archive and was held on November 2-4, 2012. This panel discussion was the first event held on November 4, 2012, following which there was a film presentation at the Pacific Film Archive The...
Keywords: Nancarrow at 100; Other Minds; New Music; Centennial celebrations; lecture; panel discussion; pianola music; percussion music; 20th century classical; piano music; electronic music